Spotify is continuing its U.S. staffing effort with the addition of longtime Domino Records head of digital Steve Savoca. The company confirmed Savoca's hiring late last night. He is its new head of content operations, reporting into Ken Parks, who is the GM of Spotify US and company chief content officer.
Savoca's departure from Domino was confirmed by a post on his Faceboook page late Tuesday night: "Goodnight Domino Records, you will be missed…" After a series of confused and/or concerned comments from friends, he apologized for the alarm several hours later and clarified, "Domino is in very good health. I have moved on to a new opportunity. New details coming soon."
The move was telegraphed earlier in the week by vague Twitter post from former IODA executive Rich Masio, which read simply "Spotify has made a great hire in the US...should be public shortly."
Spotify is hiring for several other positions as well, according to its website. The move comes on top of several new hires Billboard reported early this month. It certainly won't be the last as the streaming music service prepares for its U.S. launch.